Hot Rod Deluxe
I have a 2001 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe that I played for about four years on many gigs without issue, then one day my clean channel went silent...I took it to the only authorized repair shop in this area...three months later I finally got it back and within fifteen minutes I lost the drive channel...since I needed the amp for gigs, I just bought an overdrive pedal and moved on...it worked fine for several months and then two songs into the first set one night the whole thing went silent....so I bought a new amp...on the first trip to the "repair" shop they listed that they "repaired preamp and set bias"...on the second trip, they listed that they "replaced a 1 watt resistor, and IC Op amp 8 pin dip"
the amp has sat unused for over a year now, and I'd like to get it fixed, but I'm obviously reluctant to hand it back over to the morons at the only authorized Fender repair shop in the Springfield, MO. area. I'm not too bad with a soldering iron, and I've actually managed to fix some of my pedals and stuff, and if I knew what to replace, I'd just do it myself...I'd rather take it to someone who knows what they're doing and has the diagnostic equipment to find the issue...does anyone know of anybody in Southwest Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma or Northern Arkansas that may be able to fix this thing for good? It has power...it lights up and the tubes glow....just no sound at all...and the jacks are fine.
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